Ask a doctor

Bad Bellybutton Piercing Scar/closed Up Overnight?

After less than a year, I left out the ring overnight and it closed mostly up. I thought I could repierce it in the shower, when skin was softer. Instead it created a new scar/hole. Haven't had a ring in it for five years. It's still open and accumulates debris/puss. Is there a way for it to be removed/closed/improved? It's annoying and quite painful when I attempt to clean it. A doctor told me it will fix itself if/when I get pregnant, and the skin stretches, but I would like a solution before then.

Doctor Answers 1

Scar revision techniques for belly button piercing scars

Belly button piercing scars are easily repaired using scar revision techniques that include removal of the skin tunnel. 


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Have a question? Ask a doctor

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.